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by Abd
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abd banned from the WMF projects
Replies: 60
Views: 16986

Re: Abd banned from the WMF projects

Just to get the "Rational"Wiki idiots out of everybody's hair, I wish there was a "Fringeapedia" on all fringe topics; a place where you could have NPOV articles on Cold Fusion, the Bermuda Triangle, UFOs, Fortean stuff, etc. - all the weird theories and encounters and whatnot u...
by Abd
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abd banned from the WMF projects
Replies: 60
Views: 16986

Re: Abd banned from the WMF projects

Just to get the "Rational"Wiki idiots out of everybody's hair, I wish there was a "Fringeapedia" on all fringe topics; a place where you could have NPOV articles on Cold Fusion, the Bermuda Triangle, UFOs, Fortean stuff, etc. - all the weird theories and encounters and whatnot u...
by Abd
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: News users soon to be permabarred from creating new articles
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Re: News users soon to be permabarred from creating new arti

The early Wikipedians were naive about structure. Consensus governance works in small, reasonably tight groups, with unity of focus. In that context, protective structure, designed to increase reliability, may not be necessary, so it is not created. By the time it becomes necessary, an oligarchy has...
by Abd
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banning Catapult - a command decision made
Replies: 15
Views: 3545

Re: Banning Catapult - a command decision made

The procedure I have used where it was technically possible was to place the person on "moderated" status, to reject inappropriate posts with a brief warning/explanation, and if they ignore the warnings, making it a PITA, then ban. However, I got a number of harassing PMs from Catapult. No...
by Abd
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abd banned from the WMF projects
Replies: 60
Views: 16986

Re: Abd banned from the WMF projects

If this is TL, please DR!!! WWHP I can assure you it was many people who complained about Lomax, not just Smith. I know that there were more than Smith. Below, four are listed, plus two anons. One of the four was defacto banned as an LTA. What were the two anons complaining about? That they had bee...
by Abd
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come play the Wikipedia BLP-Palooza
Replies: 7
Views: 1958

Re: Come play the Wikipedia BLP-Palooza

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Rome_Viharo Wikipedia We Have A Problem is a fake news website that Viharo uses to publish misinformation, made-up stories and wild allegations about Wikipedia and RationalWiki admins. [...] he created the website Wikipedia We Have A Problem, to protest against his ban...
by Abd
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a muslim, an atheist, fruitarian & futurist walk into a bar
Replies: 17
Views: 3075

Re: a muslim, an atheist, fruitarian & futurist walk into a

And you are damn right that "Rational"Wiki will be sued for the crap that the Smith Brothers pull, and watch how the lawyers for RationalWiki will either be the same ones who work for the WMF or are advised by the WMF's legal counsel, because Gerard's site is an extension of Jimbo's. We d...
by Abd
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: News users soon to be permabarred from creating new articles
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Re: News users soon to be permabarred from creating new arti

This is a classic example of Wikipedia taking years to do what would in a normal organization, take a few days. Or to be careful, a week or a month. Consider the labor wasted by dealing with all the crap that would have been prevented. It's still incredibly easy to get around. Autoconfirmed status i...
by Abd
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abd banned from the WMF projects
Replies: 60
Views: 16986

Re: Abd banned from the WMF projects

Anyone who was on Wikipedia Review prior to 2012 remembers Abd. He is a good content writer, obsessed with cold fusion, and has tried to mess with a whole string of WMF projects like Wikibooks and Wikiversity. I literally cannot count how many times he's been blocked/b& since 2007. They've been...
by Abd
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abd banned from the WMF projects
Replies: 60
Views: 16986

Re: Abd banned from the WMF projects

This is going to be fun. I believe I have a cause of action against the WMF. I did not violate the TOS, and I did not use WMF access to harass anyone. The only plausible complaint at all would be that I harassed Joshua P. Schroeder by email, and the office could see that I mailed him, once. In no wa...